The Lower Paxton Township solid waste management program is designed to protect our natural environment and, at the same time, ensure clean, effective, and affordable collection of household trash. Like residents of other communities across Pennsylvania, those of us who live in Lower Paxton Township participate in the management of solid wastes, through recycling, leaf waste composting, and controlled landfilling.
The Lower Paxton Township solid waste management program complies with Pennsylvania Act 101 of 1988, the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling, and Waste Reduction Act. This Act requires municipalities to plan for the disposal of trash and to recycle certain items, including leaf waste.
During 2010, the most recent year for which figures are available, residents and businesses located within Lower Paxton Township recycled 25 percent of their household and office waste, not including leaf waste. This is less than the objective established by Act 101, so we can do better.
The time has come for all of us to recognize what a throwaway society is doing to our natural environment and to our future. With your help, we can live in accordance with our constitutional promise, preserving for ourselves and for future generations the natural environment so necessary to our very existence.
The Board of Supervisors of Lower Paxton Township, has prepared information to help citizens learn more about our solid waste, recycling, and leaf waste composting programs.